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Monday 24 November 2014

 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Clint Woolly
Posted in: Our Communities  24th November 2014
Former Rainbow Youth board member Clint Woolly’s video for Rainbow Youth’s 25th birthday was so gorgeous we just had to share it.

 Short film Sunday: Natives
Posted in: Movies  23rd November 2014
What better way to relax on a Sunday than watching a gem of an lgbt film? We're starting a new Sunday short film series with Natives.

 The Johnnys: Folsom Prison Blues
Posted in: Music  21st November 2014
Nelson’s all-women Johnny Cash tribute band The Johnnys are headlining Out in the Park in Wellington on Valentine’s Day. Have a listen to their take on Folsom Prison Blues!

 A safer place to call home
Posted in: True Stories  20th November 2014
Now settled in Auckland, Colombian refugee Eliana Rubashkyn says it’s wonderful to be somewhere where she no longer has to be afraid to be herself.

 Auckland Pride's co-chairs respond
Posted in: Our Communities  19th November 2014
A more complete look at’s interview with Auckland Pride Festival’s co-chairs,in which they discuss his departure of the Festival Director and the Executive Officer role.

 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Mathijs Lucassen
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
Mathijs Lucassen first became involved with RainbowYOUTH when he moved to Auckland in the mid-90s. Now he is an executive advisor to its board.

 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Briana's story
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
As we mark RainbowYOUTH's 25th birthday celebrations, 18-year-old Briana tells us what it was like attending for the first time, and what impact the organisation's had.

 The fierce FAFSWAG BALL
Posted in: Events  19th November 2014
Check out some of the stunning images from the amazing FAFSWAG BALL, plus find out who won and who else impressed the judges.

 Review: Laurence Anyways
Posted in: Movies  19th November 2014
Lexie Matheson finds ‘Laurence Anyways’ is ultimately an effective, if somewhat indefinable, cinematic journey.

 Further progress at Auckland University
Posted in: Our Communities  18th November 2014
Jennifer Katherine Shields blogs that Auckland University has committed to making its campus safe for trans, intersex and gender variant staff and students.

 P&R: Send Them Victorious?
Posted in: Comment  18th November 2014
It's decision time for the Labour leadership contenders, given that the outcome of the current leadership contest will be announced today. What should we make of this?

 Editorial: The Pride Board, day 8 under the dome
Posted in: Our Communities  17th November 2014
Eight days since the shock resignation of February's Pride Festival organiser, and confronted by some seriously worrying issues, the Pride Board remains essentially silent.

 Happy birthday Rainbow Youth
Posted in: Our Communities  17th November 2014
Sam Orchard recalls the first time he visited Rainbow Youth: "I remember being equal parts terrified and in awe of the place; it could be a safe place for people like me to hang out, a place that’s boldly queer, a place to belong."

 Meet: 2014 Mr Bear Canterbury Simon Henderson
Posted in: Hall of Fame  17th November 2014
The new Mr Bear Canterbury is Simon Henderson, a 42-year-old budding interior designer who has a performance art coming out story to remember!

 Review: The Life and Loves of a He Devil
Posted in: Books  16th November 2014
What you see of Graham Norton on screen is more or less what you get in real life (minus the showbiz hype and bling) if this latest Norton book is any guide.